Tuesday, September 1, 2009
TWD: Espresso Cheesecake Brownies
For this week's Tuesday's with Dorie recipe, Melissa of Life in a Peanut Shell chose Espresso Cheesecake Brownies.
Sounds good, huh? It was a brownie base topped by an espresso cheesecake with a portion of the brownie batter swirled in. (I left out the espresso and the sour cream topping.)
I have a feeling this is a recipe that would be perfect if you baked it for exactly the right amount of time. Unfortunately, I don't think I baked it for exactly the right amount of time.
So much potential there...
I halved the recipe and baked it in a 7" spring-form pan. I think I over-baked because my cheesecake was a little dry and my brownie was dry and gummy. (Update: I tried them again and I've decided they're actually OK. Maybe I still had a case of the morning grouchies when I first tried them... always a possibility before 9 a.m.)
Chalk it up as "one of those weeks". (Sorry, Melissa, please don't take it personal.)
As always, you can find this recipe in Dorie Greenspan's book "Baking, From my Home to Yours" or, check out Melissa's blog. Hers looks wonderful.